Weekly Brooklyn Meetup, Manhattan Edition
posted June 28, 2012 1:14 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat June 30 at 2:00 PM, boxcar lounge
168 Avenue B, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Boxcar Lounge, which is open at 2pm when all reasonable people start drinking
posted by the young rope-rider to Meetup (44 comments total)

Manhattan edition? unpossible.
posted by sweetkid at 1:33 PM on June 28, 2012


*cut to stock footage of hipsters walking around various manhattan tourist spots looking excited and confused*

VOICEOVER: Despite its reputation as Brooklyn's uptight (and expensive) big brother, Manhattan should not be overlooked as a destination in and of itself. Accessible by public transport, Manhattan is a great choice for a daytrip for Brooklynites as well as tourists looking to go off the beaten path.
posted by the young rope-rider at 1:48 PM on June 28, 2012 [5 favorites]


you're just pandering to the Manhattan Mefites aintcha?
posted by sweetkid at 6:20 PM on June 28, 2012


life is about exploration, sweetkid. and answering other people's relationship questions. but mostly exploration.
posted by the young rope-rider at 7:28 PM on June 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Not sure if you've already checked this out, but sometimes Revival doesn't open til 4pm on weekends.
posted by lalex at 7:57 PM on June 28, 2012


Even better. We'll have to jump the fence into their backyard. Stealth meetup.
posted by the young rope-rider at 8:26 PM on June 28, 2012


meetupcaching. flash meetup. occupy revival.
posted by the young rope-rider at 8:27 PM on June 28, 2012


Tee hee! If they're not open, and their website says they're not (although Revival can be fickle!), I'll throw Boxcar Lounge into the mix. It is not at all a squicky "lounge", there's a 2 for 1 happy hour, and they have a nice shady back patio.
posted by lalex at 8:32 PM on June 28, 2012


Okay, we can go to boxcar lounge. I really don't care particularly much. Thanks for checking it. Girl, you keep this up, you gonna get deputized with special powers to be exercised only when I'm not in Manhattan (aka always)
posted by the young rope-rider at 9:14 PM on June 28, 2012


(also please read that last sentence in the voice of that meme dude who says "girl" a lot")

(also Metafilter: It is not at all a squicky "lounge")
posted by the young rope-rider at 9:18 PM on June 28, 2012


Oh, I don't care at all where the meetup is! I love Revival with the white hot heat of a thousand suns, but more than once I have dragged people there on a sunny Saturday afternoon only to find it closed. I tried calling, but they didn't pick up THEY NEVER FREAKING PICK UP.

I mentioned Boxcar cause it's cheap and has a patio, but if anyone has other ideas chime in!
posted by lalex at 9:33 PM on June 28, 2012


No one else has any ideas, they are too busy working on Wall Street and asking their doormen to rehang their moderately expensive paintings. Those crazy Manhattanites!
posted by the young rope-rider at 9:47 PM on June 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh noes I am a Manhattanite with no moderately or overly expensive paintings to hang :-(

Carry on then!
posted by lalex at 9:48 PM on June 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


(also please read that last sentence in the voice of that meme dude who says "girl" a lot")

Ryan Gosling? Do you need some movie assignments?
posted by sweetkid at 10:20 PM on June 28, 2012


Yes, that dude, the fake Ryan Reynolds. (Or is RR the fake Gosling? Hmmmmm)
posted by the young rope-rider at 10:23 PM on June 28, 2012


is somebody going to bring me a painting to hang?
posted by lalex at 10:27 PM on June 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


or ryan gosling?
posted by lalex at 10:28 PM on June 28, 2012


The traditional gifts indicating that Brooklyners come in peace are artisianal foodstuffs. Maybe we can lure a Ryan with them?
posted by the young rope-rider at 10:46 PM on June 28, 2012


As a peace offereing, I will bring one Overpriced Rent Complaint and several Trendy Birthday Cake Truffles from Milk.
posted by lalex at 11:35 PM on June 28, 2012


The one week where we finally have a meet-up in Manhattan, and I'm out of town. Nooooooooo!
posted by Consonants Without Vowels at 5:06 AM on June 29, 2012


Acceptable.
posted by the young rope-rider at 5:24 AM on June 29, 2012


the peace offering, not CW/oV leaving Manhattan. That is literally illegal.
posted by the young rope-rider at 5:24 AM on June 29, 2012


finally a meetup in civilized territory
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:01 AM on June 29, 2012


I'm afraid you misread; this meetup is in Alphabet City.
posted by the young rope-rider at 7:19 AM on June 29, 2012


..... too busy working on Wall Street and asking their doormen to rehang their moderately expensive paintings.

No, silly, our trained monkey butlers hang expensive paintings depicting doormen rehanging out moderately expensive paintings depicting a photograph of us hanging a pink floyd poster in our dorm rooms.
posted by lalochezia at 7:23 AM on June 29, 2012


I take this to mean you are coming to give a trained butler monkey lesson to us culturally impoverished outlanders. YOU ARE COMING, RIGHT?
posted by the young rope-rider at 7:24 AM on June 29, 2012


I WIWW TWWWYY IF I CAN GET PAST THE MONKEYS AS THEY ARE BITEY
posted by lalochezia at 7:28 AM on June 29, 2012


two words: valium bananas
posted by the young rope-rider at 7:29 AM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Valium banana frozen smoothies
posted by Skygazer at 8:55 AM on June 29, 2012


valium banana frozen smoothies: it's what's for dinner

Don't all hire me to copywrite at once!
posted by the young rope-rider at 1:42 PM on June 29, 2012


Okay, and seriously people, DO NOT BRING FIREWORKS TO THIS EVENT

I can't believe I am even having to say this. NO FIREWORKS

THANK YOU
posted by the young rope-rider at 4:06 PM on June 29, 2012


actually those little poppers are okay BUT NOTHING ELSE
posted by the young rope-rider at 4:07 PM on June 29, 2012


I would have made some joke about The Boxcar Children by now, but I got nothing.
posted by bookwibble at 4:19 PM on June 29, 2012


Those of us in the Bronx will not be adjusting any artwork, moderately expensive or other.
posted by sciencegeek at 4:55 PM on June 29, 2012


Okay, and seriously people, DO NOT BRING FIREWORKS TO THIS EVENT

That is clearly a code word for something isn't it?

Don't bring any "fireworks" wink...wink...
posted by Skygazer at 5:03 PM on June 29, 2012


If it's code for illegal substances, totally bring them unless they explode!
posted by the young rope-rider at 9:49 PM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


This meetup is crazy 2 for 1 drinks a+++o+
posted by the young rope-rider at 11:13 AM on June 30, 2012


I will be there soon in a VERY PINK dress
posted by lalex at 11:16 AM on June 30, 2012


Holy christ it's 101°. I am going to need to shave my head before I head out.
posted by Eideteker at 11:32 AM on June 30, 2012


:) :)
posted by the young rope-rider at 11:37 AM on June 30, 2012


I am totally not coming to eideteker's next birthday party.
posted by lalex at 11:52 AM on June 30, 2012


Fear is the mind killer eideteker
posted by the young rope-rider at 1:32 PM on June 30, 2012


They may still be there!
posted by Obscure Reference at 3:23 PM on June 30, 2012


Officially super jealous, wish I hadn't moved away or I'd come hang out too :(
posted by Hello Darling at 4:02 PM on June 30, 2012



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